A teacher at a private lutheran school sent home a school assignment asking students to write "three good reasons for slavery" with no...?

...irony that I can see, for FOURTH GRADERS. Is this a great example of why all schools need federal education guidelines? https://www.yahoo.com/news/wisconsin-teacher-repor...


go scr** yourself libcrusher, stop moving questions.

Update 2:

The assignment already listed "reasons against slavery" - they really were supposed to list the good reasons!

Update 3:

It was Wisconsin, proving that revisionist idiocy is not regulated to southern states.

Update 4:

One child wrote "I'm proud to be black" on all three answers - probably makes him public enemy number one to conservatives.

Update 5:

For fourth graders? That might be a legitimate assignment for jr or sr year debating students.

12 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    It is a great example why many private schools are detrimental to today's youth in America.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    First of all you made this up. Second I can answer

    Slavery was instituted in times of prehistory as an outcome for defeat in battle/war. The alternative was just to kill all defeated enemies and civilians. Slavery instead was an option which was less inhumane for at least they got to live.

    Involuntary servitude (slavery) is still permitted in the USA as punishment for conviction of certain crimes. Sometimes people do things so horrible they must be segregated from society. Slavery is a way they can pay some of their debt to society.

    There is the concept of a "love slave" to Jesus Christ. Christ is the Master who has claim to our lives and souls. Voluntarily becoming a love slave to Jesus Christ, as presented in Biblical text, is something that is very good.

  • 3 years ago

    Sometimes you have to write a paper, or do a debate, with a position you don't personally agree with. There -were- reasons to defend slavery. They weren't good reasons, but there were reasons!

    First of all it was seen as an economic necessity. Cotton was the US's biggest industry in those days, the biggest moneymaker, especially overseas, where it brought a lot of money into the country. Under the plantation system growing cotton required slaves. It was very labor-intensive in those days.

    Secondly, Southerners saw slavery as justified, even recommended by the Bible. Both the Mosaic Law and the New Testament have passages justifying slavery and telling slaves to be loyal and faithful to their owners and telling the owners not to mistreat them. Christians in the South believed they were -saving- blacks because bringing them here allowed them to learn about Jesus so they could be saved. Plus it allowed them to do useful work, which they believed was important to salvation (the Devil finds work for idle hands!)

    At that time, slavery had been done all through history. If the ancient Romans and Greeks and Egyptians did it, why couldn't we? It was a 'natural' thing, like eating and pooping.

    Slavery was ensconced in the Constitution. The Const. specifically mentioned it and allowed it. It counted slaves as 3/5 of a person for purposes of congressional apportionment (but they couldn't vote). It specifically prevented any abolition of slavery for 30 years (based on a compromise). What could be more American than something in the Constitution.

    Finally there's the 10th amendment which says that powers not expressly given to the fed. govt. would be given to the states and 'the people'. So there was a states' rights argument that the fed govt. didn't have the power to abolish slavery. Just as 100 years later southerners insisted that the fed. govt. didn't have the power to ban systematic discrimination and segregation.

    I don't agree with any of these arguments, but these were the arguments given for slavery.

  • jimm
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    So, you said " The assignment already listed "reasons against slavery" - they really were supposed to list the good reasons!" This question sounds like teaching BOTH sides of the story? Do you have a problem with both sides of the story? Are you confused when you hear both sides of the story?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Oh, yeah! The Federal Government fixsEVERYTHING.

    No, it just needs to be exposed., It will be hadled, I am sure.

    Instead, the Feds would insist that school teach the kids that they can't refer to boys and Girls as He and She., OK> So there is Kook Fringe on Both sides.

  • 3 years ago

    Oh dear

  • Marduk
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Slavery sux bigtime but there were good reasons for it. People were told by God they were superior to those with more melanin. God is a racist. People need their cotton picked and were too effing lazy and too effing cheap to pay people to do it. People loved persecuting those less well off than they, it made them feel superior, even though they were D*CKS!

  • Libshits would be okay if the question asked for three good reasons to have two daddies.

  • 3 years ago

    Of course this is from a media tat is used to making up stories. Well, anyway, at least it wasn't having sex with all the students.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Wow, you are in fourth grade? That really explains a lot.

    Do your own homework, little boy.

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